Wolverhampton Wanderers now face additional competition from Juventus for the signature of Facundo Pellistri, who plays for Penarol in the Uruguayan first division.
According to Calciomercato, Juve have asked for information about the 18-year old talent as they have entered the race to sign him up in the upcoming summer transfer window.
As per the outlet, Pellistri has already been compared to the Italian giant’s front man Paulo Dybala, and has a $15 million (roughly £12 million) termination clause, including taxes.
Would Pellistri be a good signing?
He has already been approached by Napoli, whilst the likes of Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Newcastle and Manchester City are also interested in signing the youngster up alongside Wolves.
The Daily Mail have previously stated that the Midlands club have asked about Pellistri and further claim that they are considering options to potentially replace Adama Traore.
Pellistri’s current manager and fellow countryman Diego Forlan sung praises about his potential to Fox Sports’ Joga Bonito (via The Daily Mail) earlier this year, complementing his pace and admitting that it will be difficult for the club to keep him for a long time.
Indeed, the winger has made five appearances in all competitions so far in the 2019/20 season, making one assist (per Transfermarkt).
If director Jeff Shi and his board were to sign Pellistri, then it could be a signing for the future given his relatively young age, however, Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo may choose to use him in his first-team set up in order to give him some perhaps much-needed regular football in England.
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